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Clase Azul Tequila Celebtrates A Fitting 15th Anniversary

IMG_1036by Andrew Chalk

The ultra premium tequila brand Clase Azul recently celebrated 15 years of being in business. In planning the event, the creative and business management of the company went back to first principles. They stood for authenticity, supporting the traditional crafts of Mexico, and acting in a sustainable manner. For example, every bottle of Clase Azul is different, because it is hand made. Over 100 artisans in a single town mold, paint and decorate each bottle. Non toxic ceramic paints and hand made brushes are the tools and equipment, and each bottle takes a full two weeks to complete. The final article is a work of art and if you buy a bottle start your own collection.        Continue reading

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A Gran Patron Dinner At Abacus

patron1by Steven Doyle

Last evening Kent Rathbun held one of his famous dinners, this time surrounded by the people from Patron who offered some amazing pairings with Rathbun’s surprisingly unusual food. Walking  into the restaurant I was thinking ‘Mexican’ to match up to Patron Tequila, and that would certainly work for Abacus which serves up world cuisine. But instead of just going to the immediate south of the border, we were treated to full-on pan-Latin cuisine, which took elements from Spain, South America and yes, Mexico.          Continue reading

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Don Julio Comes To Lazaranda


by Andrew Chalk

I just read a restaurant review by a famous critic whose prose makes mine sound like a garbage truck being shoved into reverse. He argued that great meals are made not by the food, or the beverages, but by the ‘whole milieu’ in which one enjoys it. The location, the company, the sense of accomplishment from endeavors earlier in the day. From kind remarks one heard. Maybe it was a combination of those things that made tonight’s tequila dinner at Lazaranda  in Addison so enjoyable. According to famous critic, I could have replaced the food with a TV dinner, the Don Julio 100% blue Weber agave tequila with battery acid, and the evening would have been just as adorable.    Continue reading


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Rathbun Discusses Tequila All Day On Facebook

kentby Steven Doyle

It is National Tequila Day and we have already started in on the celebration here at craveDFW headquarters. You will no doubt want to celebrate with us later today, but to get you in the mood for the libation you may want to have a conversation with Kent Rathbun who is hosting a huge Patron dinner tomorrow night at Abacus. Rathbun is also fielding messages on his Facebook page all day today. So hit the chef up with your most interesting questions about tequila. Be sure to let him know you read about this on crave.

Here is a quick link to the Rathbun Facebook Interweb.


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Lazaranda Tequila Dinner July 25

image003by Andrew Chalk

Armed with a new selection of root vegetables (rutabagas, sunchokes and taro) our green press release machine is pumping out all the event news at a record rate. This just in…

Join celebrated Chef Antonio Marquez for a multi-course dinner paired with Don Julio tequila.   Continue reading

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Tasting Tequila As Serious As Tasting Wine With Casa Noble

IMG_1690Full house for Komali’s largest tequila tasting to date

It was a sea of people last night at Komali in Uptown where owner Abraham Salum put on his largest Tequila tasting since Komali opened two and half years ago. The fêted brand was Casa Noble, a premium Tequila produced since the 1700s near Tequila in the state of Jalisco. Perhaps the high turnout (you could hardly move) was not a surprise, as Casa Noble CEO Jose Hermosillo had flown into Dallas to personally make the presentation as part of a promotional tour of the important Texas market. Alongside the tequilas, Komali chef Anastacia Quiñones served ‘botanas’ to suit each one.  Continue reading


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Margarita Meltdown 2013 Winners And Video

DSC08029by Steven Doyle

The Margarita Meltdown has become one of the most anticipated festivals in Dallas during the Memorial Day weekend. Nearly 3,000 thirsty people descended upon Dallas’ Bishop Arts District on Sunday for the 3rd annual Dallas Margarita Meltdown, presented by Milagro Tequila. Thousands of drinks were mixed, poured and served, but only one margarita could be voted as the best.       Continue reading

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